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Lesson Date

Lesson Items 
Tuesday, June 9


Thursday, June 4 Lesson 14

Complete Exam Review Portfolio

Tuesday, June 2 Lesson 13

Complete Portfolio F2

Sunday, May 31 Lesson 12

Diffraction Patterns & Gratings Diffraction grating patterns  Applet 
Wednesday, May 27 Lesson 11

Quiz F2 Young's Double Slit Experiment 
Monday, May 25 Lesson 10

Young's Double Slit Experiment 
Thursday, May 21 Lesson 9

Lab F4  Images in Convex Lenses 
Tuesday, May 19 Lesson 8


Sunday, May 17 Lesson 7

Refraction of Light  Problems 
Wednesday, May 13 Lesson 6

Quiz F1 Refraction of Light  Problems 
Monday, May 11 Lesson 5

Virtual Lab  Link #1 
Thursday, May 7 Lesson 4

Lab F3  Images in Concave Mirrors Virtual Lab  Link #1 Virtual Lab  Link #2 Review Worksheet for Images in Spherical Mirrors 
Tuesday, May 5 Lesson 3


Sunday, May 3 Lesson 2

Light as an Electromagnetic Wave 
Wednesday, April 29 Lesson 1

Lab F1  The Pinhole Camera 
Monday, Apr 27 Lesson 11


Thursday, April 23 Lesson 10

Work Period for Portfolio E 
Tuesday, April 21 Lesson 9


Sunday, April 19 Lesson 8


Wednesday, April 15 Lesson 7

Behaviour of Waves  Ripple Tank Experiments 
Monday, April 13 Lesson 6

Behaviour of Waves  Boundary Behaviour Behaviour of Waves  Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction Behaviour of Waves Interference of Waves 
Monday, Mar 30 Lesson 4


Wednesday, Mar 26 Lesson 3

Conclude Pendulum Lab and discuss results 
Tuesday, Mar 24 Lesson 2

Set Up Pendulum Lab  Investigating the Relationship Between Period and Length of a Pendulum 
Sunday, Mar 22 Lesson 1

Set Up Pendulum Lab  Investigating Factors that Affect the Period of a Pendulum Class Data for Pendulum Lab  Here is a pdf file of the same class data Introduction to Key Ideas for Pendulums 
Wednesday, Mar 18 Lesson 13


Monday, Mar 16 Lesson 12

Complete Portfolio D2 
Wednesday, Mar 11 Lesson 11

Complete Quiz D2  Conservation of Momentum Review Collision Types 
Monday, Mar 9 Lesson 10

Complete Lab D2 Data Collection Start Lab Analysis 
Thursday, Mar 5 Lesson 9

Complete Lesson Examples for Conservation of Momentum in 2D Collisions  Link #1 Start Lab D2  Conservation of Momentum Lab 
Tuesday, Mar 3 Lesson 8

Conservation of Momentum in 2D Collisions  Link #1 Conservation of Momentum in 2D Collisions  Link #2  Animation 
Thursday, Feb 26 Lesson 7

Conservation of Momentum in 2D Collisions  Link #1 Conservation of Momentum in 2D Collisions  Link #2 
Tuesday, Feb 24 Lesson 6

Conservation of Momentum in Explosions Additional Problems Momentum & Energy 
Sunday, Feb 22 Lesson 5

Quiz D1  Total Mechanical Energy Revisiting Newton's Third Law of Motion Law of Conservation of Momentum 
Wednesday, Feb 18 Lesson 4

Real World Applications of Impulse  Momentum 
Monday, Feb 16 Lesson 3

Impulse Further Clarification  Link #2 Momentum 
Thursday, Feb 12 Lesson 2

Perform Lab D1  Conservation of Mechanical Energy & Pendulums 
Tuesday, Feb 10


Sunday, Feb 8 Lesson 1

Conservation of Mechanical Energy  Definition Conservation of Mechanical Energy  Internal vs External Forces Conservation of Mechanical Energy  Analysis of Situations with Conservative Forces Conservation of Mechanical Energy  Examples Introduce Lab D1  Conservation of Mechanical Energy & Pendulums 
Wednesday, Feb 4 Lesson 22

Gravitational Fields 
Thursday, Jan 29 Lesson 21


Tuesday, Jan 27 Lesson 20


Sunday, Jan 25 Lesson 19


Wednesday, Jan 21 TEST


Monday, Jan 19 Lesson 18


Thursday, Jan 15 Lesson 17


Tuesday, Jan 13 Lesson 16

Uniform Circular Motion  Centripetal Forces Uniform Circular Motion  Mathematics of Circular Motion Review of Circular Motion Concepts 
Sunday, Jan 11 Lesson 15


Wednesday, Jan 7 Lesson 14

Work Period  complete lab analysis and report Work Period  Start Questions for Portfolio B4 Work Period  start Exam Review Portfolio 
Monday, Jan 5 Lesson 13

Perform Springs Lab Introduction to Springs (Hooke's Law) 
Thursday, Dec 4 TEST


Tuesday, Dec 2 Lesson 12

Design and Perform Power Lab 
Sunday, Nov 30 Lesson 11

Powerpoint notes on Energy 
Wednesday, Nov 26 Lesson 10

Powerpoint notes on Power 
Monday, Nov 24 Lesson 9

Complete Perform Lab B2  Newton's Second Law Complete Friction Lab 
Thursday, Nov 20 Lesson 8


Sunday, Nov 16 Lesson 7

Newton's Third Law  Quiz Link to Friction ppt 
Wednesday, Nov 12 Lesson 6

Link to Newton's Third Law Another resource for an understanding of Newton's 3rd Law Quiz B1 
Monday, Nov 10 Lesson 5

Newton's Second Law  Free Fall and Apparent Weight Link to Free Fall & Newton's Second Law 
Wednesday, Nov 5 Lesson 4

Newton's Second Law Link to Newton's Second Law

Monday, Nov 3 Lesson 3

Complete Lab B1  Balanced Forces 
Thursday, Oct 30 TEST


Tuesday, Oct 28 Lesson 2

Equilibrium  Balanced & Unbalanced Forces Lab B1  Balanced Forces 
Sunday, Oct 26 Lesson 1

Start Unit 2  Forces 
Thursday, Oct 23

SUBMIT PORTFOLIOS 
Wednesday, Oct 22 Lesson 21

Unit A2 Review Period 
Monday, Oct 20 Lesson 20

Review Period for Projectile Motion/Portfolio A2 Data Analysis from Lab A4 
Thursday, Oct 16 Lesson 19

Quiz A3 Here are some Worksheet for Horizontal Projectiles Perform Lab A4  Projectile Motion 
Tuesday, Oct 14 Lesson 18

Class Examples on Projectile Motion Here is our in class Worksheet for Horizontal Projectiles Link for resource to review/clarify horizontally launched projectiles 
Sunday, Oct 12 Lesson 17

Lesson Notes on Projectile Motion Internet Resources: (A)Projectile Motion from Glenbrook (B)One Dimensional Projectiles (C)Two Dimensional Horizontal Projectiles Link for resource to review/clarify horizontally launched projectiles 
Wednesday, Oct 8 Lesson 16

Lesson Notes & Examples on Adding NonPerpendicular Vectors: (1) Scale Diagrams (2) Trig Method (Sine & Cosine Law) (3) Vector Components & Vector Resolution Internet Resources: 
Monday, Oct 6 Lesson 15

Lesson Notes & Examples on Adding Perpendicular Vectors: Internet Resources: (A)Vector Addition from Glenbrook Lesson Notes & Examples on Vector Components & Vector Resolution Internet Resources: (A)Vector Resolution from Glenbrook 
Monday, Sept 29 Lesson 14

Lesson Notes on Vectors  Relative Velocities Here are some Worksheet for Relative Velocities 
Thursday, Sept 25 Lesson 13

Submission of Portfolio A1 Take Quiz A2 Introduce Vectors  Fundamentals & Operations Here are some interactive lessons with vectors. Work with Lesson 1 & 4 
Tuesday, Sept 23 Lesson 12

Free Fall Exercises  Worksheet Consolidate Lab A3 on Free Fall  Determining a_{g} 
Sunday, Sept 21 Lesson 11


Wednesday, Sept 17 Lesson 10

Hand in Lab A2 Perform Lab A3 on Free Fall  Determining a_{g}

Monday, Sept 15 Lesson 9

Problem Solving Session  Acceleration and Kinematic Equations Reading on Free Fall 
Thursday, Sept 11 Lesson 8

Problem Solving Session  Acceleration and vt graphs and displacement Reading on Kinematic Equations WORKSHEETS on Motion Graphs: 
Tuesday, Sept 9 Lesson 7

Quiz A1 Perform Uniform Acceleration Lab 
Sunday, Sept 7

Work through Partner Quiz #1 Work through Partner Quiz #2 Discuss VelocityTime graphs Work through positiontime graph animations from The Physics Classroom Perform Uniform Acceleration Lab 
Wednesday, Sept 3

Discuss Uniform Motion Lab Distribute and discuss Portfolio A1 scoring rubric Discuss PositionTime graphs Work through positiontime graph animations from The Physics Classroom Work through an interactive positiontime graph 
Monday, Sept 1

Discuss Assigned Reading: Describing Motion with diagrams Lesson 2 of the 1D  Kinematics Unit from the Physics Classroom Tutorial Students work through Motion Diagrams from ActivPhysics OnLine from Addison Wesley, Do Problems 14 in Question 7 Perform Uniform Motion Lab 
Thursday, August 28

Review Motion Terminolgy Introduce Motion Diagrams Assign Reading: Describing Motion with diagrams Lesson 2 of the 1D  Kinematics Unit from the Physics Classroom Tutorial Motion Diagrams from Scott Bonham, Western Kentucky University and Physlet by Wolfgang Christian, Davidson College Motion Diagrams from ActivPhysics OnLine from Addison Wesley 
Tuesday, August 26

Review Graphing Procedures Review numercy concepts like Scientific Notation, Significant Digits, SI units Assign Homework: Review Motion Terminology by reading Lesson 1 of the 1D  Kinematics Unit from the Physics Classroom Tutorial 
Sunday, August 24

